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Actually, big Nat vacating the midfield berth for Matthews WILL make the defence harder to get at it must be said 

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3 minutes ago, pantene proV said:

How do you know I wear glasses! 

Yeah I know, I'm trying really hard to be positive but I just don't have the faith in mcglynn like some do. Maybe I should wait for our marquee striker signing (Henderson?) but if this defence isn't plugged next season we've got big problems 

I have you down as a pince nez kind of guy.

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How often have we had a proven goalscorer on paper who has then done hehaw? (Daly and Wighton spring instantly to mind,) our more effective ones have always come out of left field with little anticipation about them.

Happy to wait until 10mins into the first friendly before I start declaring them shite.

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Looks like we're unveiling Vaughan at 7pm tonight.  Do you think he could cut it for the Championship 19/20 league winning squad?

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Looking at who's been released/allowed to leave I'm not unhappy with any of them apart from Nizzy.

Crane, didn't show anything like previous years with Alloa form.

Murray, finance dictated either he, Bene or McKay had to go. If Bene gets his form back he's a better defender than Murray.

Gillespie, not what we hoped he'd be, didn't turn up often enough.

Wedderburn, too frigging slow.

Gullan, still raw and might have come good but we need better on loan.

Flanagan, heart of a pea!

Barjonas, we will see him again most probably somewhere like Albion Rovers, pish!

Valentine, not ready and no finance to carry him forward.

Berry & Stevenson, as above.

Duggan, would have kept if wasn't such an injury risk.

Buchanan, didn't have 90ins in the legs, time to go.

Nizzy, will be missed but maybe not by all. Heard rumours he was a lazy trainer and wasn't everyone's favourite guy.

Edited by Scottydog

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4 minutes ago, The Gifted Sub said:

Looks like we're unveiling Vaughan at 7pm tonight.  Do you think he could cut it for the Championship 19/20 league winning squad?

Frankie?

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26 minutes ago, pantene proV said:

It started well with the Hendry and Matthews signing news a few weeks ago but each announcement has been getting worse :lol:

Mid table mediocrity beckons this season

Even letting buchanan go is not looking clever - a guaranteed double figures goal-getter. We've lost 40 goals out the team and brought in Victoria and Anderson :lol:

We've lost the most consistent part of a (very) leaky defence :lol:

It's grim so far 

 

Dunno what bringing in Anderson and Victoria has to do with Nisbet and Buchanan leaving. Clearly different roles being filled.

Need to see who we bring in up top. Traditionally a difficult berth to fill, and a lot of luck required to get it right.

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Gillespie to sign for Falkirk now and be player of the season.

It's amazing how many of the players that we've either released or fans are happy to see leave have or look likely ending up at higher league clubs. Not necessarily a berometer of ability but surely would show given the right management should have been successful with us.

Davidson will start next season guaranteed alongside Benedictus. He's not being signed on as a coach but as a full time defender. He should not be anywhere near the starting 11 and going by this McGlynn comments that's where he'll be.

Amazed at the lack of concern from the fans at the state of the squad. Pining hopes on the same defence and 2 players both of whom have or will be coming back from serious long term injuries and who won't have kicked a ball competitively for months.

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It's almost as though there's still a month to go before the end of the season and we still have signings to make.... 

Absolutely have to trust the manager here. 

 

Edited by CALDERON

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Gillespie to sign for Falkirk now and be player of the season.

It's amazing how many of the players that we've either released or fans are happy to see leave have or look likely ending up at higher league clubs. Not necessarily a berometer of ability but surely would show given the right management should have been successful with us.

Davidson will start next season guaranteed alongside Benedictus. He's not being signed on as a coach but as a full time defender. He should not be anywhere near the starting 11 and going by this McGlynn comments that's where he'll be.

Amazed at the lack of concern from the fans at the state of the squad. Pining hopes on the same defence and 2 players both of whom have or will be coming back from serious long term injuries and who won't have kicked a ball competitively for months.


I think the reason there’s a general lack of concern about the squad is because it’s THE 14th OF JUNE!

McGlynn is doing exactly what McGlynn does. He’s bringing in solid, hard working players that will run and fight for 90 minutes and won’t shit the bed when the pressure is on. It won’t be pretty but it’ll be effective.

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5 minutes ago, Raith_Hoevers said:

Would Andrew Dallas from Rangers on loan be a shout? or was he honking at Morton?

I don't think we can afford the fee to buy off a ref. 

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I think the reason there’s a general lack of concern about the squad is because it’s THE 14th OF JUNE!

McGlynn is doing exactly what McGlynn does. He’s bringing in solid, hard working players that will run and fight for 90 minutes and won’t shit the bed when the pressure is on. It won’t be pretty but it’ll be effective.
I hope you're right but I have major concerns. As I've said before hard work is all well and good but you need quality to go up and I don't see from the signings and re-signings, Hendry and McKay apart, that we're going to be anywhere near good enough.

Time will tell and I hope I'm wrong but I just don't see it.

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I'm not sure who people expect us to sign? We are skint and stuck in this league for a third season. 

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1 hour ago, Scottydog said:

We hope so.

 

1 hour ago, ewan_fife said:


That’s what I’m thinking aswell

I was thinking he was at United with McKinnon but just read he joined in the January under Laszlo.

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We have to believe, 3 seasons in this bloody abyss is torture. If McGlynn has shown that kind of faith then that’s good enough for me. Oh and btw I was never seething about Murray and Nisbet leaving. And now Gillespie. Absolutely chuffed about McKay. It’ll be a big season for him and one he’ll totally excell in.

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8 minutes ago, Ding Dang Doo said:

I hope you're right but I have major concerns. As I've said before hard work is all well and good but you need quality to go up and I don't see from the signings and re-signings, Hendry and McKay apart, that we're going to be anywhere near good enough.

Time will tell and I hope I'm wrong but I just don't see it.

Hendry and Spencer are good signings. Macdonald can't be worse than any left back we've had in a few years. Our midfield already looks far more mobile and far more combative and probably better on the ball than last season.

Victoria I think will be pretty handy out wide, he's McGlynns idea of a winger, sheer power over silky passing. Looked dangerous last season against us. I'd class him as an interesting gamble.

McKay signing back on is good. Davo is Davo, but there is an opportunity to balance the defence better. Ando was a better player than his final ball reputation deserved and still stung us last year. A game changer? Probably not. A bigger influence than Flanagan? Certainly.

We also still have Vaughan and Dingwall who will provide quality on the ball. We need to bring in forwards, a right back another centre mid and a keeper. Then if we can get a loan or two we'll be no worse certainly than the team that started last season.

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37 minutes ago, CALDERON said:

I'm not sure who people expect us to sign? We are skint and stuck in this league for a third season. 

Spot on

Mcglynns got till after the friendlies,if its shit he needs to go :lol:

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1 hour ago, Ding Dang Doo said:

Gillespie to sign for Falkirk now and be player of the season.

It's amazing how many of the players that we've either released or fans are happy to see leave have or look likely ending up at higher league clubs. Not necessarily a berometer of ability but surely would show given the right management should have been successful with us.

Davidson will start next season guaranteed alongside Benedictus. He's not being signed on as a coach but as a full time defender. He should not be anywhere near the starting 11 and going by this McGlynn comments that's where he'll be.

Amazed at the lack of concern from the fans at the state of the squad. Pining hopes on the same defence and 2 players both of whom have or will be coming back from serious long term injuries and who won't have kicked a ball competitively for months.

No thanks to Gillespie.

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